I just want to draw with no computery-looking business, and the eraser has smoothing applied with no discernible disable option. Am I missing something? [more inside]
I have been asked to animate some poem titles to be projected during a theatrical performance. I'm not having any luck finding resources. I'm not even sure what I've been asked to do is possible without doing hand-drawn animation. Anyone got any places I could look? [more inside]
The Internet! Full of fun, narrated explainer videos that usually involve some kind of simple 2D animation (sometimes hand-drawn, sometimes cobbled together from other images) with a voice-over. But how are people making them? If Flash is in terminal decline, as I keep hearing, what are the most popular software tools for piecing together 2D online animation?
I want to make a lightweight, non-Flash animation for my webpage that looks like this one example... [more inside]
I fought the flash and the flash won. [more inside]
What is the best way to use Adobe CS to chop an illustration into multiple graphic files that can later be recombined by software to recreate the original illustration? [more inside]
Looking for outstanding examples of animations and videos that explain a difficult-to-understand concept or topic. Not KhanAcademy-type, but rather interactive Flash works or videos with 3D animation. [more inside]
I want to make a web app(let) that features interactive animation. What tools and knowledge do I need? [more inside]
Homing in: Books for learning After Effects or AE and Flash. [more inside]
Does anybody (in the top-tier creative-professional/digital artist) really use Flash anymore? I'm talking about the timeline-based-vector-animation-only side of Flash - not the ActionScript side. I'm teaching a (somewhat condensed/potentially fast-paced) class in media production - is it really worth it for the students to learn the vector-animation if it's really no longer something widely used in the creative industry (esp. when there are much better options)? [more inside]
Flash animators: When I export my flash cartoon to quicktime, moving objects leave behind horrible artifacts. Apparently I am not the only one with this problem. If Flash's quicktime export is so crummy, how do the professionals publish their cartoons to video? [more inside]
Does anyone remember and know where I can find an old Flash animation that I saw on the internet years ago, which featured hopping bunnies, the floating head of Margaret Thatcher, and a jaunty song containing the word 'ja!'? [more inside]
I bought some stock video footage of a dog on a green background which I plan to chroma key out. Then I want to morph seamlessly into a graphic - still with the background masked out! And I want to do this all in Flash! For my Christmas Card! Not a total newbie at all of this - details inside. [more inside]
How can I use Adobe Flash to animate on the fly? [more inside]
I am looking to purchase editable stock Flash animation files to make holiday e-cards. I just want to add my name and another text message to an exisiting clever animation. Istockphoto just doesn't have what I am looking for. A google search was suprisingly not helpful. Any ideas?
In search of an annoying flash video in the early "style" of rathergood.com (e.g. viking kittens) It consisted of an annoying (probably) pitch shifted voice making a race car noise. [more inside]
My son, it turns out, is a genius with Flash animation, at least as far as his high school has allowed him to pursue it. He is very excited (and that means a lot in a teen!) about the idea of animation now that he is thinking about career plans for his future. What resources, advice, schools, courses, etc. can I give him to help him leverage his interest into a possible career path? We're in central Florida, if that means anything.
I need to know: a) how much a good flash animator costs, b) where to find one and c) how long it would take to develop some simple flash based games. [more inside]
Flash? After effects? Maya? Toon Boom? Something else? I want to make some very simple abstract animation videos. The simplest would be just full screens of solid colors fading slowly into each other. Slightly more complex would be the same full screens of colors fading into each other, but not all at once. That is, maybe start the fade in the center or corner, and slowly leak in the new color. Or another slightly more complex: The screen divided into multiple blocks of different color that slowly fade into other colors. Real simple, slow, mellow stuff. So, what's the right software for that? Thanks!
I want to put rendered, animated, anaglyphic 3D in a flash, with flash merging the eye-images at runtime. [more inside]
GraphicsFilter: How do I get an image with a lot of diagonal jaggies in it to scroll without flickering?
GraphicsFilter: How do I get an image with a lot of diagonal jaggies in it to scroll without flickering? I think it's more of a general graphics problem than a Flash issue, but I've included the Flash details anyway. [more inside]
Can you please help a Flash idiot (me) do what ought to be a fairly simple task? [more inside]
I'm trying to find a flash short I watched some years ago, involving a man encountering characters from various famous paintings. [more inside]
Argh! Where-o-where can I create a Flash animation for dirt cheap/free (probably a short cartoon with music)? [more inside]
Can you please identify and/or link me to a black & white flash animation of black birds marching and flying in repeated ranks... [more inside]
I have a large, multi-step logical diagram that needs to become a slick presentation. How do I get there? [more inside]
I do not know the first thing about 3D animation. help! [more inside]
Inspired by this thread, I'd like to build a virtual collection of atmospheric web-based art sites like this one. Do you know of any? [more inside]
Can someone look at my .fla file and tell me why my button inside a movie clip doesn't work? [more inside]
Our company creates Flash presentations used in marketing (mostly) IT products and services. You can see the kind of stuff we do on our website, linked in my contact info. We do the research and writing -- where need help is in coming up and executing animation ideas. Only very basic Actionscript is required.
What programs are best suited for animating many digital photographs, and adding sound and music? [more inside]
I used to make little movies in Flash. Nothing big, just fun little projects. I'd like to start making them again, and was wondering if there are any alternatives to Flash. [more inside]
GoogleFu failing: Help me find this very funny flash-animation from a few years back. It's a story about the US, China, France, UK and Russia firing nukes on each other, narrated by a very funny male voice. Same guy later went on to produce flash-animated commercials for Nike Running. [more inside]
Google related cartoon: A while back I saw a flash animation that showed the possible future of Google. A really bad typist is searching for pizza, and Google figures out what he means, even though the guy barely realizes it himself. I can't find this animation... does anyone have a link to it? [more inside]
Adobe After Affects Vs. Flash. Which would be better to learn from scratch to create animation for broadcast?
Vague request for a screensaver: I saw it being linked either at MeFi or at meepzorp or at some other cool blog, however: It was a b/w flash-animation that featured just all sorts of weird forms and figures shifting into each other in organic movements, occassionally a piece of colour dropping into the process. I really don't know how to describe better. There was also a screensaver file which I am looking for. I think the filename was something like "tubular" - or maybe not. I said it was a vague request!
Can anyone suggest a way to remove extra whitespaces from a string that exists in a Flash variable? [more inside] [more inside]